Reported: American suffers heart attack and accusations that American consulate denies support

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A 62-year-old male suffered a heart attack at noon this Friday; his insurer is not compatible with the local clinics, so his acquaintances requested support from the US Consulate, but they claim that he was not treated without any reason

(Informational Reaction) .Reports- Around 12 o’clock in the afternoon of this Friday, Daniel Craig Cote, a 62-year-old American who lives in Mazatlan, suffered a heart attack inside a company’s facilities of telecommunications, so he was transferred to a hospital.

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His acquaintances report that the ambulance took about half an hour to reach the site where Daniel was; He was taken to a private clinic but when he realized that his insurance was not compatible with the local hospitals, little could be done.

They say that they called the Consulate to ask for support, but they refused to support him without a solid argument, only saying that they can not do anything for him.

The patient is currently in the General Hospital; According to the reports, he is in serious health.

Mr. Daniel Craig Cote does not have financial resources and his family does not either. He currently lives with a 15-year-old son who suffers from autism and in the city has a brother who says he does not have the means to support him.

Source: Reaccion Informativa 

UPDATE

It has been reported that The America Consulate in Mazatlan is in contact with his family

WHAT IS A CONSULATE?


While the United States has only one embassy and one ambassador in the capital of any foreign country, in large countries it may have several consulates. They are typically located in the main cities of provinces or states, and each is led by a consul general.

Consulates provide the same services and carry out the same official functions as the Embassy. Consulates follow the lead of the Ambassador in engaging local government, civil society and other organization to address Mission priorities. In many instances, consulates, because of their location within a country, may serve as the primary actor in achieving one priority or another. So while the Embassy may place great importance on agricultural development, the real work with the local population will be done by officers in a consulate.

Consulates provide passport, birth registration, and many others services for visiting or resident American citizens in a country. They also have consular sections which issue visas for foreign citizens to visit, study and work in the United States. Consulates work with U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies to combat international crime.

Coordinating with the embassy, a consulate conducts commercial, information, education, and exchange programs to develop business partners and potential customers for US companies, work with the media and public entities to explain US policy and encourage academic, scientific and artistic exchanges. They often have reference centers where foreign citizens can come to learn about the United States through printed and online media.

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